Classes & Programs

Dance Repertory Company

In addition to dance classes, an exciting part of the learning experience for MCA students is performance opportunities.

Students may audition for MCA’s performing ensemble, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC), or MCA’s junior performing troupe, the Dance Repertory Company II. Biennially DRC presents a full-length production of the traditional holiday classic The Nutcracker (Dec. 2018 will be our 10th production) as well as The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party.

DRC Students and alumni have studies at or performed with: American Ballet Theatre, Anaya Dance Theatre, Limon Dance Company, Radio City Music Hall, Milwaukee Ballet and more.

Mark your calendar for 2017-18 DRC Productions:


Dance Repertory Company II Presents: Movie Mania

This exciting dance concert will feature ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern pieces inspired by the big screen including “Star Wars”, “Moana” “Peanuts” and “WALL-E”. Dancers aged 6-13 with at least one session of dance class under their belt are invited to audition for our junior performance company troupe, the Dance Repertory Company II (DRC II). To view the cast list click here. Cast families can access the rehearsal schedule and important information here.

Auditions: Sat. August, 26, 2017 10am- Noon, MCA

Performances: Dec. 1 (10am), Dec. 2-3, 3pm 2017 MCA Academy Theatre, all tickets $5 (cash or check only).


Dance Repertory Company Presents Cinderella

The enchanting music of Sergei Prokofiev brings this much loved fairy tale to life. With whimsical scenery, a romantic story and comical stepsisters, the Dance Repertory Company’s production of Cinderella promises a dose of humor with the majesty of classical ballet. View the 2018 Cast List here. Cast members can visit the Cast Portal to access the rehearsal schedule and other important documents.

Auditions for Females with Pointe Experience : Sat. Nov. 18th, 2017 2:30-4:30pm, MCA

Auditions: Jan. 20, 2018, 3:00pm at MCA

Performances: April 19-22, 2018, 7:30pm (April 19-21) & 3pm (April 22) at the Saint Mary University of Minnesota, Page Theatre.

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In addition to the Dance Repertory Company MCA tries to offer performance opportunities both big and small through the participation in National Tap Dance Day, Irish Festivals, Ready Set School’s Chili Cook Off, Winona Public Library events, performances at Nursing homes and more. Check out our Events Calendar to see what performances you can catch

Other Performance Opportunities

2018 Cinderella Cast Announced

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Dance Repertory Company (DRC) is proud to announce the 2018 cast of Cinderella. As soon as possible dancers are asked to initial next to their name for each roll they will be accepting on the cast list posted near the front doors at MCA at or prior to the mandatory Dancer & Parent Meeting on Wed. Jan. 24th at 7pm at MCA.

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Alumni Returns to be the Prince at the Ball!

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is thrilled to announce that professional dancer and MCA/ Saint Mary’s University Alumni, Jarod Boltjes will be returning to Winona this spring to dance the role of The Prince in the Dance Repertory Company’s(DRC) production of the classical ballet Cinderella.

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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507


Happy Holidays! The MCA offices will be closed Dec. 25, 2017- Jan. 1, 2018

Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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